edema

noun ede·ma \ i-ˈdē-mə \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of edema

1 : an abnormal infiltration and excess accumulation of serous fluid in connective tissue or in a serous cavity called also dropsy
2 a : watery swelling of plant organs or parts
b : any of various plant diseases characterized by such swellings

edematous

play \i-ˈde-mə-təs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of edema

New Latin, from Greek oidēma swelling, from oidein to swell; akin to Armenian aytnu- swell, Old English ātor poison


Medical Dictionary

edema

noun ede·ma
variants: or chiefly British oedema play \i-ˈdē-mə\

medical Definition of edema

plural edemas also edemata \-mət-ə\
: an abnormal excess accumulation of serous fluid in connective tissue or in a serous cavity called also dropsy


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